Linked by fran on Sat 24th Dec 2011 10:08 UTC
Windows "The new Windows PowerShell is coming. Actually, Microsoft has just launched a Community Technology Preview of Windows PowerShell version 3, although the final version 3 probably won’t ship until it comes out with Windows 8. It also will be available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The CTP will install on those OSes."
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RE[3]: Monad
by shotsman on Sun 25th Dec 2011 08:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Monad"
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I've been using ultraEdit for at least 8years. IMHO, nowt comes even close.
Now it is also available on Linux and OSX.
Yeah, it costs money but in the grand scheme of things, that cost is not huge and one I don't mind paying. Compared to other tools like XMLSpy it is dirt cheap.

Back to Powershell.
Yep, it does help with automating stuff within windows. This was really needed if Windows was ever going to run headless (sans GUI), something that Unix/Linux has been able to do from before Microsoft was created.
But from my very limited use of it, it does not allow me to anywhere near the amount of things outside the OS area that tools like bash etc can do. I'm still getting to grips with it though and I might be wrong here.

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